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"The Complete Destruction of the 🇮🇶 Iraqi Navy during Operation Desert Storm " •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - Photograph from the Battle of Qurah and Umm al Maradim - An Iraqi Navy ship being destroyed by coalition naval gun fire. -------------------------------------------- The Battle of Bubiyan was a naval engagement of the Gulf War, that occurred in the waters between Bubiyan Island and the Shatt al-Arab marshlands, where the bulk of the Iraqi Navy, while attempting to flee to Iran, much like the Iraqi Air Force, was engaged and destroyed by Coalition warships and helicopters. The battle was completely one-sided. Lynx helicopters of the British Royal Navy using Sea Skua missiles were responsible for destroying 14 vessels (3 minesweepers, 1 minelayer, 3 TNC 45 Fast Attack Craft, 2 Zhuk-class patrol boats, 2 Polnocny-class landing ships, 2 salvage vessels, 1 Type 43 minelayer and 1 other vessel) during the battle. The battle saw 21 separate engagements over a course of 13 hours. A total of 21 of the 22 ships that attempted to escape were destroyed. While Canadian personnel were present, only British and American personnel ended up actually engaging Iraqi forces during the naval engagement. -------------------------------------------- Also related to the Bubiyan action was the Battle of Khafji, where Saddam Hussein sent an amphibious assault to Khafji to reinforce the city against the Coalition attack. This too was spotted by the Coalition naval forces and subsequently destroyed. The last action of the Iraqi Navy was to fire a Silkworm missile from an inland launcher at the battleship USS Missouri; however, it was intercepted midflight by a Sea Dart missile from the British destroyer HMS Gloucester and succesfully destroyed. After the Bubiyan action, the Iraqi Navy ceased to exist as a fighting force at all, leaving Iraq with very few ships, all in poor condition.

Pit walk is on and this time #britishroyalnavy went by to say Hello and have a selfie @officialbsb lots of people on a sunny @silverstonecircuit

23.10.2017 A cheerful Queen Elizabeth visited HMS (Her Majesty's Ship) Sutherland, a fregate of the British Royal Navy #queenelizabeth #queenelizabethii #britishroyalfamily #britishroyals #hmssutherland #britishroyalnavy #jardinebrooch #jardinestar

My father Basil Woolf at Pegasus Bridge in Normandy,France talking to Orince Charles. #70thanniversaryddayinvasion#princecharles#britishroyalnavy#worldwar2#ddayrevisited

British Royal Navy Fleet Contingency Troops during boarding exercises. 🇬🇧 #BritishRoyalNavy #TacNations

Alumni Monday!! Remember sweet Butterscotch featured here just weeks ago? She has found a fantastic home and the perfect lap with Bob who is 97 years old and was missing a feline friend after his beloved cat Rudy (who was also a #tcspcaalumni ) passed away. With the help of his granddaughter he has found a new companion in Butterscotch - who now goes by the name Rosie! The two enjoy hanging out and taking care of each other - he feeds her and she keeps him company, entertained and ensures his lap is always full of cat! Bob's only complaint about his new fur friend is that she's a bed hog!! 😹 **We'll be featuring more #tcspcaalumni in the future so be sure to tag photos of those critters you've adopted from us so they can have a turn! We love to see how everyone is doing and are looking forward to sharing more alumni stories with you!!!

Dyna brothers a.k.a. Buddy's 4 ever.
#dyna #streetbob #hms #britishroyalnavy #KL


British Royal Navy tank, Mark V in the Battle Of Cambrai 1917. #france #cambrai #wwi #ww1 #worldwari #worldwar1 #british #britishroyalnavy #markvlandship

"🇬🇧 HMS Sir Galahad (T226)" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• First photo - Official photo of HMS Sir Galahad, taken in April 1942. This is photograph FL 19078 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (collection no 8309-29) -------------------------------------------- Second photo - Wreck of Robert Limbrick on Quinish Point, Mull. -------------------------------------------- HMS Sir Galahad was a trawler built for the British Royal Navy in 1941. The vessel was built by Hall, Russell & Company of Aberdeen to a 1936 design of the same company. Although the design was for a trawler the ship was commissioned as a minesweeper (T226). Launched in December 1941 she was the second member of the Round Table class. In March 1943 the Sir Galahad was one of the first ships to respond when the aircraft carrier HMS Dasher sank in the River Clyde. In 1944, having been converted to a danlayer, Sir Galahad was attached to the 14th Minesweeping Flotilla, part of Force U. The 14th Minesweeping Flotilla took part in Operation Neptune, the maritime part of the Normandy Landings. Decommissioned in February 1946, the ship was sold in April of the same year to the Walker Steam Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd of Aberdeen and renamed Star of Freedom, her merchant marine registration number being A283. Walker's sold the vessel onto Milford Fisheries Ltd of Milford Haven who renamed the ship again as the Robert Limbrick. -------------------------------------------- Less than a year after purchase by Milford Fisheries Ltd, the Robert Limbrick was lost at sea with the loss of all 12 of her crew. She had sailed from Milford on February 2nd 1957 under skipper William Burgoyne to fish for hake off Scotland. On Tuesday February 5th 1957 reports were received by Oban radio that the ship was aground off Quinish Point, Mull (56°38′00″N 6°13′42″W) and that the crew had abandoned ship. Despite a search by other vessels in the area and the lifeboat from Mallaig, no survivors were found and only two bodies were recovered at the time. The bodies of the rest of the crew were washed ashore over the next weeks. ⬇️⬇️ continued

All four boxes with hinge mortises cut and the grove at the rear that keeps the hinge from getting banged up when the box placed in the ditty box rack on board ship. Well back in the old days on British naval vessels. #dittybox #woodworking #wood #box #fun #dovetail #navy #doityourself #garage #homemade #pine #box #ditty #dovetail #hinge #mortise #hingemortise #britishroyalnavy #repop

HMS Furious, also known as the British Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier. #ww1 #worldwar1 #war #aircraftcarrier #aircraft #carrier #british #navy #britishnavy #britishroyalnavy

JUST SOLD! Flags of All Nations by Admiralty. 1916 by His Majesty's Stationary Office. The book had inscriptions indicating actual use by the lieutenant of Flags of the British Royal Navy at the Malta Dockyard in 1916. Fun fact: The US still had 48 stars on their flag in the book! #101yearsago #britishroyalnavy #antique #vintage #flags #nations #toronto #unity #bookstagram #navy #royals #admiralty #history


We had the great opportunity to celebrate Taranto Night with the British Royal Navy. Fun had by all. #usmc #757 #vabeach #taranto #britishroyalnavy

My grandfather: James "Pusser" Hill - c. 1943-45. He was an electrical artificer and purser on the HMS Delhi in Her Majesty's British Royal Navy. The ship was tasked with escorting and protecting ships in convoy from attack, he survived two deadly attacks and one sinking, losing many friends and comrades to the war. This is one of three photos I have of him as an officer, this is a rare glimpse of some sailors getting the opportunity to bask in the Mediterranean sun. I managed to get one story from him about the true horror of the war and it still sticks with me and rattles my soul to this day. We love you grandad, thank you for everything! #weremember #neverforgotten #remember #britishroyalnavy #hmsdelhi #pusser #pussers #hill #thankful #thatsmile #suntan #theboys #quickbreak #backtowork #grandad #proud #worldwar2

"The Last of the 🇬🇧 Leander-class, the longest serving class of Royal Navy Frigates, 26 ships were built and only 2 remain" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• First photo - The Chilean frigate Lynch (FFG 07) sailing off the coast of Chile during Exercise 'TEAMWORK SOUTH' in 1999. -------------------------------------------- Second photo - Port bow view of the Chilean Leader class frigate Condell (PF-06) entering port during an exercise, Sep 15th 1995. -------------------------------------------- The Condell class was the name given to a class of two new build and upgraded type Leander-class frigates of the Chilean Navy, Almirante Condell and Almirante Lynch. They were ordered by the Chilean government in 1969 as ASW frigates. The ships were built between 1969 and 1973, under Chilean modifications, by Yarrow (Shipbuilders) Ltd. in Scotstoun, Glasgow. Almirante Condell arrived in Chile in 1973, with Almirante Lynch following in 1974. -------------------------------------------- Almirante Lynch was decommissioned on July 4th 2007 after 33 years service. Almirante Condell was decommissioned on April 18th 2008, before both were sold to the Ecuadorian Navy on the same day. Both frigates were replaced by HMS Norfolk, HMS Marlborough, HMS Grafton; three Type 23-class vessels purchased from the British Royal Navy. Both frigates are currently in active service with Ecuadorian Navy as BAE Morán Valverde (FM-01) and BAE Presidente Eloy Alfaro (FM-02).

"The 🇦🇺 HMAS Albatross (1928)" - (Part 6 & final part = The ship is sold after WWII into commercial use as a passenger liner, and being sold for scrap) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• First photo - The former HMAS Albatross (1928) as she appeared following conversion into the 🇬🇷 Hellenic Prince. -------------------------------------------- Second photo - Hellenic Prince (former HMAS Albatross) between 1949 and 1951. Photograph from the State Library of Victoria, Australia. -------------------------------------------- Albatross was sold to a British company on August 19th 1946 for commercial use. The plan was to originally convert her into a luxury liner, but as the refurbishment was financially prohibitive, it was instead proposed that she be renamed Pride of Torquay and used as a floating cabaret at Torquay. Before this went through, the ship was purchased on November 14th 1948 by the British-Greek Yannoulatos Group, and was renamed Hellenic Prince to recognise the birth of Prince Charles on that day, and his Greek heritage. The vessel was converted into a passenger liner at Barry in Wales. -------------------------------------------- In 1949, she was chartered by the International Refugee Organisation as a refugee transport to relocate displaced persons from Europe to Australia. On December 5th 1949, Hellenic Prince arrived in Sydney Harbour with 1,000 passengers. In 1953, Hellenic Prince was used as a troopship during the Mau Mau uprising. The ship's long career finally ended when she was scrapped at Hong Kong on August 12th 1954. #The🇦🇺HMASAlbatross1928

"The 🇦🇺 HMAS Albatross (1928)" - (Part 4 = From being the Royal Navy's replacement for two sunk aircraft carriers, to supporting the Madagascan campaign) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - Two Supermarine Seagull III seaplanes of No. 101 Fleet Co-operation Flight RAAF being hoisted out of the water and aboard the seaplane carrier HMAS Albatross (not in view) by means of the ship's cranes. The amphibious aircraft have just returned from a flying mission. One crewman from each seaplane is standing on the top wing of the aircraft, after having attached the cable of the crane to the seaplane. The aircraft on the foreground is No. A9-3. Photograph is from the collection database of the Australian War Memorial. -------------------------------------------- There was originally little need for a seaplane carrier in the Royal Navy, as several aircraft carriers were operational, and most warships from cruiser size up carried their own seaplanes. However, the loss of the aircraft carriers Courageous and Glorious early in the Second World War created scope for the ship's use. Albatross was assigned to Freetown in western Africa, where she and her aircraft were used for convoy escort, anti-submarine warfare, and air-sea rescue in the Atlantic. -------------------------------------------- In May 1942, Albatross was transferred to the Indian Ocean to bolster trade protection there with the Eastern Fleet based at Kilindini, and in September provided air support for landings at Mayotte, during the Madagascan campaign. After this, trade protection duties were resumed and continued until July 1943 (apart from refits at Durban and Bombay). Albatross then returned to Britain, where, in September, she was paid off. #The🇦🇺HMASAlbatross1928

I am a Veteran, and a Veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank cheque payable to the United Kingdom for an amount up to, and including, their life. Regardless of personal political views, it is an honour to serve one's country, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer remember that fact. 2006 - 2012 #britishroyalnavy #royalnavy #britisharmedforces #wewillrememberthem #lestweforget #rememberanceday 🇬🇧

"The 🇦🇺 HMAS Albatross (1928)" - (Part 2 = Supermarine Walrus aircraft being operated from Australia's seaplane carrier) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• First photo - HMAS Albatross (1928) lowering one of her Sea Gull III's onto the water. -------------------------------------------- Second photo - Preparing aircraft onboard HMAS Albatross (1928) was a precarious business in anything other than a calm sea state. -------------------------------------------- Albatross was laid down by the Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company at Cockatoo Island, Sydney on April 16th 1926. She was launched by the wife of the Governor-General of Australia, Baron Stonehaven of Ury on February 23rd 1928. Albatross was completed on December 21st 1928, and commissioned into the RAN on January 23rd 1929. She cost 1,200,000 pounds to construct. Development of the ship from the Admiralty sketch design was based around the Fairey IIID seaplane being operated for the RAN by the Royal Australian Air Force's No. 101 Flight. Albatross could carry up to nine aircraft—six active and three in reserve, in three internal hangars; their incorporation inside the ship's hull resulted in an unusually high freeboard in the forward half of the vessel, and forced the propulsion machinery, accommodation, and bridge to all be located in the aft half. -------------------------------------------- Three recovery cranes were used to manipulate the aircraft. The Faireys were removed from service shortly before Albatross entered service, and were replaced by the Supermarine Seagull Mark III. The Mark IIIs were unsuited for operations aboard Albatross, particularly as the aircraft were not durable enough to withstand catapult launches. Specifications for a new aircraft design were drawn up to the RAN and RAAF, and Supermarine designed the Seagull Mark V (later to be called the Walrus) specifically for Albatross, although the design was later adopted by the Royal Navy. ⬇️⬇️ continued

This is such a wonderful project to help 94 year old WW2 British Navy veteran Patrick Thomas, locate and create a memorial to the ship he served on that was sunk in June 1944. Patrick was a telegraphist in the Royal Navy and his ship was part off the first wave of landings at Sword Beach on D-Day.
Sadly, on 25th June the ship was sunk by an acoustic mine off the coast of Normandy, with most of the crew lost. Patrick managed to survive the sinking.
Now with help from:
@faranj @battlefieldarchaeologist @gobuttonmedia

the hunt is on to locate the ship and build a memorial to honour Patrick's shipmates. Check out the tagged pages to learn more about Patrick's story and how you can help him honour his fallen comrades
#bandofbrothers #ww2 #wwii #dday #veterans #ww2veterans #normandy #britishroyalnavy #navy #worldwar2 #ww2history #archaeology

"The 🇦🇺 HMAS Albatross (1928)" - (Part 1 = Australia's first aircraft carrier) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• First photo - The photograph depicts the launch of the RAN's first 'aircraft carrier' HMAS Albatross (1928) on February 1928 at Cockatoo Island Dockyard in Sydney, Australia. -------------------------------------------- Second photo - Albatross on the slips at the Cockatoo Dockyard, Sydney, Australia, shortly before her launch on Feb 23rd 1928. (Photo: AMM Samuel Hood Collection) -------------------------------------------- Third photo - The 1936 layout of HMAS Albatross (1928), Australia's First aircraft carrier. - Line drawing. -------------------------------------------- In 1925, Governor-General Lord Stonehaven announced the construction of a seaplane carrier, to the surprise of both the RAN and RAAF. The decision to acquire a seaplane carrier was prompted by both the need to provide work during the high unemployment of the 1920s and the realisation that a conventional aircraft carrier was outside the ability of the RAN to finance or man. The Australian Commonwealth Naval Board requested that the British Admiralty supply a basic design for a seaplane carrier, with the conditions that the ship have a top speed of 20 knots, and cost under 400,000 pounds if built in a British shipyard. -------------------------------------------- The ship displaced 4,800 tons at standard load. She was 443 feet 7 inches (135.20 m) long overall, with a beam of 58 feet (18 m) at her moulded depth and 77.75 feet (23.70 m) over the gun sponsons, and an initial maximum draught of 16 feet 11.5 inches (5.169 m), although this had increased to 17.25 feet (5.26 m) by 1936. The propulsion machinery consisted of four Yarrow boilers supplying Parsons geared turbines. These generated 12,000 shaft horsepower (8,900 kW), which was fed to two propeller shafts. Although Albatross was designed with a maximum speed of 20 knots, full power trials showed that the ship was capable of 22 knots. ⬇️⬇️ continued

In the early 20th century, Robert Falcon Scott, a British Royal Navy officer and explorer, led two expeditions to the Antarctic region. Here's a remarkable photo from his second expedition: Antarctic Grotto - the Terra Nova. Photographed by Herbert Ponting, 1911. Photo colorized by Dynamichrome. #RobertFalconScott #Antartica #BritishRoyalNavy 3expedition #TerraNova #grotto #vintage #retro #Dynamichrome #colorizedphoto #history #science #geography #HerbertPonting

106 year old fruit cake in its original metal packaging belonging to Robert Falcon Scott found.


#fruitcake #veryold #robertfalconscott #antartica #antartic #southpole #terranova #science #research #expedition #britishroyalnavy #treasurehunting #artifact #1912 #cake #journey #scientificresearch #explorer #freezing #british #britishhistory

No es solo la marina británica que bebe Plymouth Gin, la armada española también 😊🍸⚓️ #Plymouthgin #marina #canarias #plymouth #puerto #tasting #cata #brandambassador #navalcocktail #britishroyalnavy

"🇬🇧 Have The Mighty Fallen?" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• It was not too long ago when David Cameron was in office when the Royal Navy had 'technically' four light aircraft carriers, 3 ships of the Invincible-class + HMS Ocean (L12) which in emergency could have operated 10 Harrier Jump Jets. That was not all, in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary the RFA Argus (A135) in a similar situation with Ocean 'could have operated 10 Harrier Jump Jets, she would have been a sort of 'ad-hoc' carrier. Now out of those five ships left are just HMS Ocean and RFA Argus and Harriers were axed by Cameron 'correct me if I'm wrong'. -------------------------------------------- One of the 6 Type 45 Destroyers, HMS Dauntless (D33) is relegated to a training ship due to manpower and technical shortages. Over the last 10 years, multiple ships of the Hunt and Sandown classes of Mine countermeasures vessels have either been relegated to training or some have been sold of to countries in the Baltic. -------------------------------------------- The Attack submarine force of the Royal Navy is currently only 6 submarines (I'm not counting the Vanguard-class), the remaining Trafalgar-class subs will be decommissioned within the next six years. In Devonport there are more decommissioned Nuclear submarines then active submarines in the Royal Navy, including the HMS Churchill (S46) and Britain's first nuclear submarine, the HMS Dreadnought. -------------------------------------------- Britain's Carrier Strike Group won't reach 100% operational Capability until 2026 and both carriers won't operated together unless in emergency, who's to say with the current situation in the British Ministry of Defense, that the HMS Prince of Wales would be put in mothballs 'that is only speculation or is it'. There are 8 planned Type 26 frigates, and a minimum of 5 Type 31e frigates. In the South Atlantic some of the defense for the British overseas territories, the Falklands, are 4 EuroFighters & Naval vessel which would be a Type 45 or a frigate and the Royal Navy does deploy Nuclear Attack Submarines to the South Atlantic. The British Army has deployed 1,200 personal on the Islands.

23.10.2017 A cheerful Queen Elizabeth visited HMS (Her Majesty's Ship) Sutherland, a fregate of the British Royal Navy #queenelizabeth #queenelizabethii #britishroyalfamily #britishroyals #hmssutherland #britishroyalnavy #jardinebrooch #jardinestar

Four versions of the Lemania asymmetrical Series III case. All issued to the British Royal Navy (0552 NATO code) from approximately the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. Clockwise (no pun intended) from the upper left is the single-pusher black dial, a nuclear submarine with early hands, a nuclear submarine with later hands, and a 2-pusher cal. 1872 worn by naval aviators. #milwatch #militarywatch #horology #watches #watchcollector #wristwatch #watchesofinstagram #vintagewatch #watchfam #britishmilitary #circlet #broadarrow #britishroyalnavy #lemania #lemaniaonebutton #lemaniatwopusher #lemaniachronograph #vintagechronograph

Private tour of the HMS Ocean care of my wonderful brother! #hmsocean #privatetours #britishroyalnavy #imported #chinook #helicopters #miami #miamishipyard

"The 🇬🇧 Sheffield-class Destroyers" - (Part 2 = New ships acquired by the British to be 'gap fillers' for what could have been the Type 82s) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• First photo - HMS Edinburgh (D97) 'left' tied up next the light cruiser HMS Belfast (C35) 'right', 2013. -------------------------------------------- Second photo - HMS Edinburgh (D97) sails under the London Bridge, 2013. -------------------------------------------- Third photo - HMS Edinburgh (D97) is pictured enroute to Valparaiso, Chile, October 3rd 2011. -------------------------------------------- Fourth photo - GWS-30 missile launcher with Sea Dart SAM aboard HMS Edinburgh. -------------------------------------------- The Type 42 destroyer was built to fill the gap left by the cancellation of the large Type 82 destroyer. It was intended to fulfil the same role, with similar systems on a smaller and more cost-effective hull. The ships were primarily carriers for the GWS-30 Sea Dart surface-to-air missile system. The first batch were limited by obsolete 965 or 966 surveillance radar which was slow processing and lacked an effective moving-target indicator for over-land tracking. A very cramped operations room slowed the work rate and made early Type 42s, notably the lead ship Sheffield, was difficult to operate in combat. Although often described as obsolete, the Type 42 still proved effective against modern missile threats during the 1991 Gulf War. -------------------------------------------- The Type 42 was also equipped with a 4.5 inch Mark 8 naval gun and earlier vessels shipped six Ships Torpedo Weapon System torpedo launchers. Two Vulcan Phalanx Mk 15 close-in weapon systems (CIWS) were fitted to British Type 42s in way of the carried 27-foot whaler and Cheverton launch after the loss of Sheffield to an Exocet missile. There was three batches of ships, batch 1 and 2 displacing 4,820 tonnes and batch 3 (sometimes referred to as the Manchester class) displacing 5,200 tonnes. ⬇️⬇️ continued

#Filfla #Malta #Mediterranean. The #BritishRoyalNavy & Airforce used this lil' island for target practice. Rude. #Italy2017

"The 🇬🇧 Sheffield-class Destroyers" - (Part 1 = A design for British Royal Navy fleet area air defense) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• First photo - The largest of the RN Type 42 destroyers, HMS Edinburgh (D97), on South Atlantic patrol. -------------------------------------------- Second photo - HMS Coventry (D118) conducting her sea trials. -------------------------------------------- Third photo - Type 42 destroyer, HMS Sheffield (D80), 1971. -------------------------------------------- Fourth photo - A line drawing of a Type 42 (Sheffield-class) guided missile destroyer. -------------------------------------------- The class was designed in the late 1960s to provide fleet area air-defence. In total fourteen vessels were constructed in three batches. In addition to the Royal Navy ships, two more ships were built to the same specifications as the Batch 1 vessels for the Argentine Navy. Hércules was built in the UK and Santísima Trinidad in the AFNE Rio Santiago shipyard in Buenos Aires. When the Type 82 air-defence destroyers were cancelled along with the proposed CVA-01 carrier by the Labour Government of 1966, the Type 42 was proposed as a lighter and cheaper design with similar capabilities to the Type 82. The class is fitted with the GWS30 Sea Dart surface-to-air missile first deployed on the sole Type 82 destroyer, Bristol. The Type 42s were also given a flight deck and hangar to operate an anti-submarine warfare helicopter, greatly increasing their utility compared to the Type 82, which was fitted with a flight deck but no organic aviation facilities. -------------------------------------------- The design was budgeted with a ceiling of £19 million per hull, but soon ran over-budget. The original proposed design (£21 million) was similar to the lengthened 'Batch 3' Type 42s. To cut costs, the first two batches had 47 feet removed from the bow sections forward of the bridge, and the beam-to-length ratio was proportionally reduced. #The🇬🇧Type42Destroyers ⬇️⬇️ continued

Falklands veteran & NCI Director Andy Trish has teamed up with Tory MEP David Campbell Bannerman to save Falklands War flagship HMS Hermes.
Click the link in our bio to find out more!

A stunning and highly decorative pair of World War II era #BritishRoyalNavy #gunsight #battleship #binoculars.

⚡️SOLD⚡️A huge antique printer's block, featuring a turn-of-the-century British steamship (1890s-1910s). Engraved copper on lead, mounted on a wooden block. Makes for an incredible nautical display piece! SPECS: 10" x 3.75" x 1". Weighs a hefty 2.5lbs. $, free Priority shipping in the US. Claim in comments!
#antiquefinds #antiquesale #nautical #copper #printersblocks #steamship #oceanliner #steamer #steamers #industrialrevolution #naval #antiquedisplay #navy #battleship #britishroyalnavy #upbeatvintage #cleaverking

#CaptainBligh Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the #BritishRoyalNavy and a colonial administrator. #TheMutinyontheBounty occurred during his command of #HMSBounty in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men reached Timor, a journey of 3,618 nautical miles (6,701 km; 4,164 mi), after being set adrift in Bounty's launch by the mutineers... wowser 😳🛥⛵️ Now here is the thing... He has one last remaining descendant who lives on the #HelfordRiver in #Cornwall and I'm lead to believe that this is his #catamaran the #LadyBounty
#sailing #nautical #ships #ocean #boats #captainjamescook #williambligh #lastoftheline #history #adventurers #explorers #sailors

Say 'ello to Theodore the British Dog! Shoutout to @tombancroft1 @lipscombanim for a pretty fun Character Design I assignment. #shamelesspromo #characterdesign #britishroyalnavy #dog #bulldog

"A former British sailor from the 🇬🇧 HMS Brazen (F91)" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - HMS Brazen (F91), River Wear, Port Sunderland, Great Britain. Photo around 1990. -------------------------------------------- Paul Charlton was born on March 10th 1970, in Newcastle in the northeast of the United Kingdom. In 1974, his father separated from his mother as he went to work. Four years later, Paul's mother remarried, and in 1981 they emigrated to South Africa, where his stepfather worked for the South African Iron and Steel Corporation. In 1982, Paul and his family moved to Swaziland. Paul was enrolled into a boarding school in Barberton, Mpumalanga. At 16 Paul and his mother and stepfather moved back to the UK. -------------------------------------------- At the Age of 19 he joined the Royal Navy. He joined because the economy was in the toilet, he had no college degree and he said; 'the Royal Navy were so desperate they were advertising in the newspapers'. He needed a job and he became a Flag Operator. He said of this time: "It was boring as all hell. Sitting in front of a Flag Room logging signals for six hours from 2am to 8am, broken only by the exciting opportunity to spend an hour off cleaning the officers’ bathrooms. Join the Navy, they said … see the world, they said." -------------------------------------------- Later he became Writer, because he wasn't a good Flag Operator. A Writer was needed for proper record-keeping in ships at sea. The job Writer Charlton later was changed to Logistician (Personnel) Charlton, because then civilians would understand what they were doing. The first ship he joined was HMS Brazen and he flew out to join her in Dubai just in time for the First Gulf War (August 2nd 1990 - February 28th 1991). The first contact with the enemies Jingles had, as they sailed up to the northern end of the Gulf to relieve HMS London in covering a hospital ship for a few days. Exactly then the Iraqi Air Force came out to play. One of their targets was the hospital ship. ⬇️⬇️ continued

Exceedenly rare Rolex “Milsub” Ref. 5513, made in 1974 for the British Royal Navy. Military issue number engraved on the case back. Shop this Rolex “The British Military Submariner ref. 5513” at onlyvintage.com • #onlyvintage #rolex #milsub #submariner #britishroyalnavy #5513 #monaco

Have you heard of "Black Tot" ?? She's pretty rare but since this is the last consignment of the royal British Navy Rum 🙈🙈 Whether she's worth the money she's asking ?? I am not so sure 🤔🤔

"Why, sir," said he, looking about him, "what splendour I see: gold lace, breeches, cocked hats. Allow me to recommend a sandwich. And would you be contemplating an attack, at all?"
"It had crossed my mind, I must admit," said Jack. "Indeed, I may go so far as to say, that I am afraid a conflict is now virtually inevitable. Did you notice we have cleared for action?"
- Patrick O'Brian
(Still a favourite sample passage of typical O'Brian style 💜).
Pictured: A little portion of our dining area. Filling up the gallery walls piece by piece 😉

Alumni Monday!! Remember sweet Butterscotch featured here just weeks ago? She has found a fantastic home and the perfect lap with Bob who is 97 years old and was missing a feline friend after his beloved cat Rudy (who was also a #tcspcaalumni ) passed away. With the help of his granddaughter he has found a new companion in Butterscotch - who now goes by the name Rosie! The two enjoy hanging out and taking care of each other - he feeds her and she keeps him company, entertained and ensures his lap is always full of cat! Bob's only complaint about his new fur friend is that she's a bed hog!! 😹 **We'll be featuring more #tcspcaalumni in the future so be sure to tag photos of those critters you've adopted from us so they can have a turn! We love to see how everyone is doing and are looking forward to sharing more alumni stories with you!!!

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